A Tech Startup Is Using Virtual Reality as a Weapon Against Cancer

OnComfort

Cancer vs. VR OnComfort’s goal is to help patients cope with the stress and pain associated with cancer treatment, but the startup isn’t working on a new medication or traditional therapy. They have their eyes set on virtual reality (VR).“Oncomfort leverages virtual reality technology to help train patients in stress management

Cancer doctors look to virtual reality for insight into tumours

Oculus VR cancer detected

Virtual reality developers promise that technology will enter our lives and make the world a better place – but few applications have so far lived up to promise.Now healthcare could finally have found a practical use for VR technology that would take doctors inside a computer generated cancerous tumour.Developments using

Doctor treating patients with new innovative technology

DABRA

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A local doctor from El Centro is helping treat patients who have peripheral artery disease.He is the first doctor in the country to treat patients with this innovative technology called DABRA.His name is Dr. Ansari and he has been practicing in El Centro for over 20

Cows are Helping Researchers Fight HIV

HIV

‘An Alignment of the Stars’ Researchers have long been looking for ways to help HIV-infected individuals produce more broadly neutralizing antibodies (Bnabs) — antibodies which are known to combat multiple forms of virus. Bnabs are an important topic in HIV research, because the virus alters slightly with every cell division — meaning that a

How Brain’s ‘Helper Cells’ Could Contribute to Schizophrenia

schizophrenia

Problems with the brain's "helper cells" may contribute to schizophrenia, a new study in mice suggests.The study focused on glial cells, which provide support for the neurons that do the "signaling" within the brain. For instance, glial cells help organize the connections among neurons and produce myelin, which acts as

Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Virtually all cancer treatments used today also damage normal cells, causing the toxic side effects associated with cancer treatment. A cooperative research team led by researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells. This strategy capitalizes on the fact that

Why Men Should Masturbate 21 Times A Month According To Science

Men masturbate

Calling all men – we have good news! Whilst it may seem hard to believe, masturbating frequently may actually result in a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer.Tragic news, I know.Researchers from Harvard University released a recent study, published in European Urology, that suggests men who climax 21 times or more per month

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